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CEREC Crowns

Same Day Restorations in Downtown Boise - CEREC Crowns

Traditionally, the process to create metal, porcelain, or other types of dental crowns would take several weeks. At Staley Dental, we believe that your time is as valuable as your oral health. That's why we offer CEREC one-visit crowns, right here in his Boise dental office! With the CEREC system, we are able to provide painless dental crowns at a fraction of a time, saving you time while restoring your beautiful smile! 

Additional benefits of CEREC crowns include:

  • No temporary restorations
  • High-quality ceramic products
  • Minimal invasiveness
  • Less injections and discomfort
  • Fewer dental visits
  • Cost effectiveness
  • More natural tooth is saved
  • Long lasting restorations
  • Biocompatible solutions

What is the CEREC® system comprised of?

The CEREC® System is sometimes called a CAD-CAM (Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Milling) system. This has three components: 

1. Acquisition device: 
This device is home to a high-quality camera and a medical grade computer. The function of this unit is to photograph the prepared tooth. Three-dimensional images are created of the tooth on the screen, which the dentist uses to design the perfect ceramic restoration.

2. Three-dimensional CAD software: 
This software allows the dentist to examine the tooth from every angle. It is the closest possible thing to holding the tooth in the hands and rotating it.

3. Milling device: 
This unit actually manufactures the custom restoration from the specifications entered into the computer. A ceramic block that best resembles the existing tooth color is chosen and placed into the unit.  Within minutes, the milling device produces the restoration the dentist designed. 

What does a CEREC® Restoration procedure involve?

The first step in the procedure is preparing the tooth for the restoration.  Depending on your particular case, the dentist will take photos of your affected teeth using one of CEREC’s® two imaging solutions.  If using CEREC® Omnicam, the dentist will take several images of the tooth, sending a three-dimensional, colored model to the CEREC® machine.  If using CEREC® Bluecam, the dentist will coat the teeth with a contrasting agent before taking images of your teeth.

These images are transposed onto the computer screen, where the dentist will view the tooth from every angle and design the final restoration.  When the design is complete, it will be transmitted to the milling unit.  
The dentist will insert a block of ceramic, matching your tooth color, into the milling machine which will then create the full crown, onlay, inlay, or veneer.  Before affixing the restoration to the tooth, the dentist will perform a dry fit to ensure comfort.  Once a perfect fit is established, the restoration will be polished and affixed to the tooth with dental cement. 

If you have questions about CEREC® or would like to obtain more information on this innovative technology, please contact Staley Dental at our dental practice in downtown Boise today!